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Round 5: Ben Russell (Karakuri) vs. Leandro Fernandez Santos (Fire Kings)

10.05.2014 | 18:32 |

Round 5 is about to get underway and we decided to find a couple of Decks that are doing really well! Ben Russell is playing pure Karakuri and is currently 3-1 and faces off against his opponent Leandro Fernandez Santos who brings us his Fire Kings!

It looks to be an interesting match!

It looks to be an interesting match!


Game One




I need to stay hydrated! shouted Ben Russell as he got to the table.

I need to stay hydrated! shouted Ben Russell as he got to the table.




Santos won the roll and elected to go first. He played Fire Formation - Tenki and Summoned Fire King Avatar Barong. He set two face-down Spell or Trap Cards.

Russell set a face-down Monster and two face-down Spell or Trap Cards.

Santos set another face-down Spell/Trap and Russell’s Mystical Space Typhoon destroyed Fire Formation - Tenki. Fire King Avatar Barong attacked into Karakuri Watchdog mdl 313 "Saizan".

Russell set a face-down Royal Decree and it was lost to a Mystical Space Typhoon. He changed Karakuri Watchdog mdl 313 "Saizan" to attack and ended.

Santos brought out Ice Hand and attacked. Karakuri Watchdog mdl 313 "Saizan" changed to Defense Position and Santos activated Skill Drain. Royal Decree was Chained and the attack goes through. In Main Phase 2 Santos overlaid into Brotherhood of the Fire Fist - Tiger King, the effect brought out Fire Formation - Tenki and in turn Fire Formation - Tenki got Coach Soldier Wolfbark. Brotherhood of the Fire Fist - Tiger King detached and he passed.

“This is not the best hand” said Russell as he passed.

Santos set a face-down Spell/Trap and detached a material from Brotherhood of the Fire Fist - Tiger King. He Normal Summoned Coach Soldier Wolfbark and Maxx "C" was discarded by Russell, Fire King Avatar Barong came to the field and they attacked!

Russell played Karakuri Komachi mdl 224 "Ninishi" and Karakuri Soldier mdl 236 "Nisamu" which he then used to Synchro Summon Karakuri Shogun mdl 00 "Burei", the effect gets Karakuri Soldier mdl 236 "Nisamu". He played Emergency Teleport and Special Summoned Psychic Commander .He Synchro Summoned a second Karakuri Shogun mdl 00 "Burei" getting Karakuri Ninja mdl 919 "Kuick" to the field. He Special Summoned Karakuri Watchdog mdl 313 "Saizan" with Karakuri Ninja mdl 919 "Kuick"’s effect and in Main Phase 2 Synchro Summoned Karakuri Steel Shogun mdl 00x "Bureido". He used the effect to Special Summon Karakuri Merchant mdl 177 "Inashichi". He played De-Synchro and Special Summoned Karakuri Watchdog mdl 313 "Saizan" and Karakuri Ninja mdl 919 "Kuick" which allowed him to Synchro Summon Naturia Beast. He overlaid his two Karakuri Shogun mdl 00 "Burei" into Mecha Phantom Beast Dracossack and activated the effect. He Tributed a Token to destroy Skill Drain, set one face-down Spell/Trap and ended a massive turn.

Santos played Soul Charge but it was negated. He played Onslaught of the Fire Kings and it was negated. He then set a card but it’s destroyed in the end phase by Mystical Space Typhoon.

Russell attacks and Santos concedes!


Russell wins game one!


Game Two




Santos furrows his brow almost as much as I did trying to follow Russell's massive combos!

Santos furrows his brow almost as much as I did trying to follow Russell's massive combos!




Santos went first this game with a set Monster and a set face-down Spell/Trap. “Ah, Fire Hand!” said Russell.

Russell played Karakuri Ninja mdl 919 "Kuick" and Emergency Teleported in a Psychic Commander. He Syncro Summoned Karakuri Shogun mdl 00 "Burei" and got Karakuri Watchdog mdl 313 "Saizan" to the field. He played Iron Call and Karakuri Ninja mdl 919 "Kuick" entered the field . Karakuri Steel Shogun mdl 00x "Bureido" is Synchro Summoned and Karakuri Strategist mdl 248 "Nishipachi" came out. He targeted himself with his effect and Soul Charge brought Karakuri Ninja mdl 919 "Kuick" and Karakuri Watchdog mdl 313 "Saizan" to the field. Another Karakuri Shogun mdl 00 "Burei" hit the field Special Summoning Karakuri Soldier mdl 236 "Nisamu". He drew Mystical Space Typhoon and played Mystical Space Typhoon on Santos’ Mystical Space Typhoon. He played Upstart Goblin and then Sychro Summoned Karakuri Steel Shogun mdl 00x "Bureido". He Special Summoned Karakuri Soldier mdl 236 "Nisamu" from the Deck and overlaid into Number 11: Big Eye stealing Ice Hand and overlaid to Summon Number 101: Silent Honor Ark. He overlaid into Divine Dragon Knight Felgrand and ended.

“Okay this is where it gets nasty!” Santos plays Onslaught of the Fire Kings and Special Summons Fire King High Avatar Garunix. He Normal Summoned Ice Hand and attacked Number 101: Silent Honor Ark. Ice Hand destroyed Mystical Space Typhoon and Fire Hand hit the field. Santos attacked with Fire King High Avatar Garunix and Russell detached from Number 101: Silent Honor Ark. Divine Dragon Knight Felgrand targeted itself as Fire Hand attacked. Fire Hand destroyed Number 11: Big Eye and Ice Hand hits the field. Circle of the Fire Kings targeted Fire King High Avatar Garunix and Fire Hand but D.D. Crow stopped that plan. He ended and Fire King High Avatar Garunix was negated by Divine Dragon Knight Felgrand.

Russell played Karakuri Strategist mdl 248 "Nishipachi" and turned Ice Hand to Attack Position. He attacked Fire King High Avatar Garunix and Yaksha hit the field. He attacked with Number 101: Silent Honor Ark into Ice Hand and Karakuri Strategist mdl 248 "Nishipachi" must attack Yaksha.

Santos played Soul Charge and paid 2000 life points. He Summoned Fire King High Avatar Garunix and Ice Hand. He overlaid into Number 50: Blackship of Corn. He detached and destroyed Number 101: Silent Honor Ark. He set a face-down Spell/Trap and ended.

Russell attacked Number 50: Blackship of Corn and ended. In the end phase he activated Circle of the Fire Kings and Tributed Fire King High Avatar Garunix for Yaksha. Russell concedes.


Game Three


It's go time!

It's go time!


Russell went first. He slammed an Instant Fusion on the table and Summoned Pair Cycroid. He played Karakuri Komachi mdl 224 "Ninishi" and Karakuri Soldier mdl 236 "Nisamu", then Synchro Summoned Karakuri Shogun mdl 00 "Burei" and Special Summoned Karakuri Watchdog mdl 313 "Saizan". He Special Summoned Karakuri Steel Shogun mdl 00x "Bureido" and Karakuri Soldier mdl 236 "Nisamu" after that before Emergency Teleporting Psychic Commander and Synchro Summoning a Karakuri Shogun mdl 00 "Burei".

Next, Russell Special Summoned Karakuri Komachi mdl 224 "Ninishi" and De-Synchroed Karakuri Steel Shogun mdl 00x "Bureido" before Summoning it again. He Special Summoned Karakuri Ninja mdl 919 "Kuick" and Synchro Summoned another Karakuri Shogun mdl 00 "Burei" which Special Summoned Karakuri Komachi mdl 224 "Ninishi". He Xyz Summoned Divine Dragon Knight Felgrand and Emergency Teleported into another Psychic Commander, Synchro Summoned Naturia Beast, then overlaid into Mecha Phantom Beast Dracossack and Special Summoned two Tokens before finally ending his turn.

Santos played Fire Formation - Tenki which was negated by Naturia Beast. He set a Monster Card and ended.

Russel’s Token is Tributed to destroy Fire King Avatar Barong. He played Iron Call got Karakuri Watchdog mdl 313 "Saizan" to the field and Synchro Summoned Karakuri Shogun mdl 00 "Burei" bringing Karakuri Strategist mdl 248 "Nishipachi" to the field. He then attacked for game!

Russell moves onward!